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Diane L. Rosenfeld

Lecturer on Law


Diane L. Rosenfeld
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Diane L. Rosenfeld is the Founding Director of the Gender Violence Program and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. She is the author of The Bonobo Sisterhood: Revolution Through Female Alliance (HarperCollins 2022).

Ms. Rosenfeld teaches courses on Title IX; Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice; Theories of Sexual Coercion; and Child Exploitation, Pornography, and the Internet. She also has taught many reading groups, including Feminist Utopias; The Bonobo Sisterhood; Feminist Jurisprudence and the Common Law; and Prostitution. 

In addition to teaching at Harvard Law School, Ms. Rosenfeld has taught several courses at Harvard College, including a seminar on Creating Cultures of Sexual Respect on Campus. Prior to teaching, she served as the first Senior Counsel in the Office on Violence Against Women at the United States Department of Justice and as an Executive Assistant Attorney General at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. She earned an LL.M. at Harvard Law School, a J.D. at the University of Wisconsin, and a B.A. in Political Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Rosenfeld’s research areas include Title IX and campus sexual assault prevention and response; prevention of intimate partner homicide; and addressing commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls. Her current focus is creating a bonobo-inspired sisterhood among women to overcome patriarchal violence.

To learn more about The Bonobo Sisterhood: Revolution Through Female Alliance (HarperCollins 2022), please go to



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